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1.Jaguars | Fewer grabs for Leonard Fournette? (thehuddle) Jacksonville Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette could see his reception total cut in half in 2020 because of the addition of RB Chris Thompson, according to Mike DiRocco of ESPN.com. Analysis: Fournette should continue to handle a majority of the carries, so even if he doesn't approach his total of 76 catches from last year, he should remain a high-volume back and a low-end RB1.12 hours
2.Texans | Brandin Cooks the top target? (thehuddle) Houston Texans WR Brandin Cooks will be QB Deshaun Watson's No. 1 target and lead the team in catches in 2020, in the opinion of Sarah Barshop of ESPN.com. Analysis: His 2019 season was a disaster, but Cooks had topped 1,000 yards in each of the four previous seasons. His concussion issues are a real concern, but if he stays healthy, WR2 production is likely as the Texans try to replace DeAndre Hopkins.12 hours
3.Jets | Chris Herndon in a bad spot? (thehuddle) New York Jets TE Chris Herndon could underwhelm in 2020 because of the way head coach Adam Gase utilizes the tight end position, according to Rich Cimini of ESPN.com. When Gase was with the Miami Dolphins from 2016 to 2018, his tight ends finished with a league-low 150 catches in that span. Analysis: Herndon flashed TE1 potential as a rookie in 2018, but injuries ruined his sophomore campaign. Gase's history with tight ends isn't encouraging, but Herndon is one of the most dynamic weapons the Jets have in the passing game. He's still worth a flier as a TE2.12 hours
4.Patriots | Bigger role for Damien Harris? (thehuddle) New England Patriots RB Damien Harris has a 'great future' with the team, according to running backs coach Ivan Fears, and Mike Reiss of ESPN.com believes Harris 'is a good bet to take a significant leap in 2020.' Analysis: Considering Harris wasn't even active most weeks as a rookie, it won't exactly take much for him to take a big leap. At best, he will probably be third in line for touches in the backfield, and he remains no more than a lottery ticket in dynasty formats.13 hours
5.D'Andre Swift: Signs rookie deal (RotoWire) Swift announced Saturday via his personal Twitter account that he signed his four-year contract with the Lions. Analysis: The question now becomes, what type of role does the talented back assume at the NFL level? 2018 second-round pick, Kerryon Johnson, has briefly flashed moments of legitimate talent throughout his two-year career, including a rookie campaign in which he averaged 5.4 yards per carry. But injuries and general ineffectiveness last season from the Auburn product seem to set the stage for Johnson and Swift to operate as a 1-2 tandem, with the latter likely handling snaps as the receiving threat out of the backfield. Th... (More)13 hours
6.Dynasty | Devin Singletary health will be key (Dynasty League Football) Buffalo running back Devin Singletary will need to remain healthy in 2020 to build on a successful rookie campaign Analysis: Singletary produced 775 rushing yards on 151 attempts, good for 5.1 ypc., leading all rookie rushers in 2019. He also reeled in 29 receptions and two touchdowns, showing his versatility, but the rookie also missed four games due to a hamstring injury. Keeping Singletary off the trainer's table will be key in 2020 and to that end, the team allowed aged veteran Frank Gore to depart via free agency while selecting a Go... (More)14 hours
7.D'Andre Swift officially signs rookie deal with the Lions (FantasyPros) RB D'Andre Swift officially his signed four-year contract with the Lions on Saturday. Analysis: Swift was selected 35th overall by the Lions in the 2020 NFL Draft and was considered the top back overall. He will join Kerryon Johnson and form a one-two punch in the Lions' backfield. Swift is currently 27th among all running backs in the latest expert consensus rankings. The 21-year-old has plenty of fantasy upside and Is an excellent RB3 in all league formats.14 hours
8.Dynasty | Zach Moss takes on Gore role (Dynasty League Football) Rookie running back Zack Moss will play a similar role to Frank Gore according to GM Brandon Beane Analysis: That has been the full expectation since the Bills selected Moss and allowed Gore to enter free agency. Devin Singletary showed well in 2019 but won't be asked to be a full-time three-down player in order to maintain his health. Moss didn't wow at the NFL Combine with a 4.65 40 his college film tells the story with his 4,000+ rushing yards and 38 touchdowns showing what he's capable of as a between-the-tackles runner. He d... (More)14 hours
9.Patriots | New England optimistic in Cam Newton's health (thehuddle) New England Patriots QB Cam Newton is in town to complete his physical Saturday, July 4 - a process that will reportedly take a few days to complete - but the team is 'confident in his condition' and 'no issues at all are anticipated on his physical,' according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.18 hours
10.Cam Newton is in New England to take his physical and finalize his contract (FantasyPros) New Patriots QB Cam Newton has touched down in New England to take his physical and finalize his one-year contract. Analysis: The Patriots are confident in his condition and believe all will go well with the results of the physical. Newton should be all systems go for training camp with his new teammates at the end of July. While it's been reported that he's not guaranteed the starting job, it'd be hard to imagine the Patriots not rolling with the former MVP in favor of Jarrett Stidham.19 hours
11.Zack Moss to fill the 'Frank Gore' role in Bills offense (FantasyPros) Bills GM Brandon Beane envisions third-round RB Zack Moss playing a role similar to the one Frank Gore played last season. Analysis: Gore ended the season with 599 yards and two TDs on 166 rush attempts. Even though just a rookie, Moss figures to see a sizable role in the Bills offense this season. If Moss sees 150+ carries, he's likely to put up RB3 or RB4 type numbers in a "complementary" role to Devin Singletary. Both could return solid value running behind a very good offensive line, but Singletary will be more valuable in PPR formats while Moss more valuable in... (More)19 hours
12.Preston Williams: Expected to be healthy (RotoWire) Williams (knee) expects to be ready for the start of the regular season, Barry Jackson of The Miami Herald reports. Analysis: It's a reassuring statement from Williams given the wideout tore his ACL in early November and is reportedly not yet participating in on-field workouts during the offseason, although he has started jogging. The undrafted rookie did put together a productive campaign prior to the injury, registering 32 receptions for 428 yards and three touchdowns in eight games as the primary receiving threat in the Dolphins' offense, so it stands to reason Williams should be another featured target in 2020 should he ultimatel... (More)19 hours
13.Dynasty | David Njoku requests a trade (Dynasty League Football) Cleveland Browns tight end David Njoku has requested a trade. Analysis: The former first round tight end hasn't lived up to his draft capital, posting a 93/1,066/9 line over three seasons in Cleveland. The arrival of Austin Hooper, who signed a record breaking deal for a tight end, clearly has Njoku frustrated and has culminated in this request. There's little doubting Njoku's talent, but injuries and scheme fit just haven't worked out so far during his time with the Browns. A change of scenery is clearly the best thing for... (More)1 day
14.Trae Waynes advised not to partake in drills prior to passing physical (FantasyPros) New Bengals CB Trae Waynes was advised by his agent not to partake in any football activities that could put his new three-year, $42M with Cincinnati in jeopardy prior to taking and passing his physical. Analysis: Waynes has yet to take and pass a physical for the Bengals, and hasn't been paid his $15M signing bonus yet. It's an unusual situation, but Waynes has been advised to tread lightly in case of a freak injury prior to receiving the signing bonus he'll get when he puts pen to paper. Waynes played four years in Minnesota prior to joining the Bengals this offse... (More)1 day
15.Dolphins | Jordan Howard to be busy? (thehuddle) Miami Dolphins RB Jordan Howard could 'come close to doubling' the number of carries RB Matt Breida will receive, according to Cameron Wolfe of ESPN.com. Analysis: Howard probably won't see much work in the passing game, but if he does a bulk of the heavy lifting on early downs and near the goal line, he should at least be a solid flex option.1 day
16.David Njoku not in consideration for the Cowboys despite rumor (FantasyPros) According to two CowboysSi.com sources inside The Star, reports of Dallas being interested in Browns TE David Njoku are fiction. Analysis: Browns sources earlier today linked the Cowboys to Njoku, who recently requested a trade with his new agent Drew Rosenhaus. "That" one source said, "sounds like an agent creation." Another source said, "nope, no interest." Rosenhaus is known to be really good at creating buzz around his clients, and this instance is no different for the former 1st-round pick in 2017. The Cowboys have Blake Jarwin, Blake Bell, and Dalton Schultz a... (More)1 day
17.David Njoku: The Cowboys may have interest in the Browns tight end (FantasyPros) According to a source, the Dallas Cowboys could have some interest in Browns TE David Njoku, who just recently requested to be traded. Analysis: This would be an interesting landing spot for Njoku, but one that might make sense. Blake Jarwin is set to take over the starting tight end role in Dallas vacated by Jason Witten, who is now in Las Vegas. If the former 2017 first-round pick were to end up with the Cowboys, Jarwin's fantasy value would certainly take a hit. Jarwin is a lot of people's favorite tight end sleeper this season with a bunch of vacated targets in ... (More)1 day
18.Cowboys | Dallas not interested in David Njoku (thehuddle) Updating a previous report, Cleveland Browns TE David Njoku is not receiving any trade interest from Dallas Cowboys, according to sources. Analysis: The Cowboys had been mentioned as a possible option for Njoku, but it appears like they will stick with Blake Jarwin as their starting tight end. Jarwin could be a No. 2 tight end in fantasy leagues. 1 day
19.Browns | Everson Griffen unlikely an option (thehuddle) Free-agent DE Everson Griffen (Vikings) does not appear to be an option for the Cleveland Browns at this time, in the opinion of The Cleveland Plain Dealer's Mary Kay Cabot. 1 day
20.David Njoku: Asks to be traded (RotoWire) Njoku is requesting a trade, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Analysis: Njoku and his agent, Drew Rosenhaus, are hoping the Browns will trade their tight end before training camp begins. The 2017 first-round pick made some big plays during his first two seasons, but his consistency never came close to matching his athleticism, and he then missed 12 games in 2019. The Browns signed Austin Hooper in March, and while early reports suggested the team would keep both tight ends, it now appears Njoku has other plans. The Browns exercised his fifth-year option for 2021, which is guaranteed for injury only.1 day
21.David Njoku requests trade from Browns (FantasyPros) David Njoku and his agent Drew Rosenhaus have requested a trade from the Cleveland Browns. Analysis: Njoku likely foresees a reduction in his role, as he saw the Browns sign former Falcons tight end Austin Hooper to a lucrative, four-year, $44M contract this off-season. Njoku has been largely underwhelming in his three seasons with Cleveland, providing a 93/1,066/9 receiving line across 36 games, most recently appearing in just four contests in an injury-plagued 2019. Still, there should be plenty of teams vying for the services of a big-bodied, athletic tight end w... (More)1 day
22.David Njoku wants out of Cleveland (FFToday) 1/2 Browns’ TE David Njoku and his agent Drew Rosenhaus asked today for the team to trade him. The Browns told Njoku they would like to keep him, but Rosenhaus told them he’s intent on a trade. They want a trade before training camp. About David Njoku’s trade request today to the Browns, agent Drew Rosenhaus said: "It is in David's best interest to find a new team at this time." Analysis: The Browns signed former Atlanta tight end Austin Hooper this off-season which spurred speculation that Njoku could be on the outs. For their part, the Browns are saying pub... (More)1 day
23.Dolphins | Kamu Grugier-Hill may push for starting job (thehuddle) Miami Dolphins LB Kamu Grugier-Hill may push LB Raekwon McMillan for one of the starting inside linebacker jobs during training camp. 1 day
24.Cowboys | Dallas may consider David Njoku (thehuddle) Cleveland Browns TE David Njoku could be a trade target for the Dallas Cowboys if they Browns decide to move him, according to a source. Analysis: Blake Jarwin is on track to be the starting tight end for the Cowboys, but they do not have much depth at the position. Njoku may have the opportunity to compete for the starting job if he joins the Cowboys. Njoku has a chance to be a low-end No. 1 tight end if he was part of Dallas' passing game. 1 day
25.Browns | Cleveland not looking to move David Njoku (thehuddle) Updating a previous report, Cleveland Browns TE David Njoku has asked for a trade, but the Browns do not want to trade Njoku at this time, according to a source. Analysis: The Browns have Austin Hooper, but Njoku can also be a target in the passing game if he remains with the team. Fantasy players should monitor the situation over the next few weeks to see where Njoku will play in 2020. He probably would be a No. 2 fantasy tight end if he remains with the Browns. 1 day
26.Browns | David Njoku asks for trade (thehuddle) Cleveland Browns TE David Njoku has asked the team to trade him and hopes for a trade before the start of training camp. The Browns have told Njoku they would like to keep him, but agent Drew Rosenhaus said Njoku is intent on a trade. Analysis: The Browns added Austin Hooper this offseason, so Njoku likely will be looking to start for another team. He has played well at times during his career but was limited to only four games and 41 yards in 2019. He probably should be considered a No. 2 tight end at this time but could be a low-end No. 1 tight end depending on his new team.1 day
27.Antonio Brown: Could join Seattle? (RotoWire) Brown and Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson are interested in playing together, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports. Analysis: Garafolo reports other star quarterbacks -- including Tom Brady, Lamar Jackson and Deshaun Watson -- are hoping their teams will sign the veteran wideout. Previous reports suggested the Buccaneers and Ravens weren't likely to sign Brown, but Seattle could be a fit. Garafolo believes the Seahawks aren't likely to sign Brown until the NFL completes its investigation into his series of off-field incidents. A suspension is widely expected, potentially costing him half the season or more. Brown will turn 32 on ... (More)1 day
28.Saints | More expected from Marcus Davenport (thehuddle) New Orleans Saints DE Marcus Davenport is being relied upon for more in his third season. 'He's definitely has room to get better and it's there, the potential and the growth is there,' Saints defensive line coach Ryan Nielsen said. 'I think he made a big step last season. There's some games where he was playing lights-out. Talking to him, I think his confidence is better this offseason. He's working hard and I know he had a couple of injuries, but he's put the work in.' 1 day
29.D.J. Reed suffers a torn pectoral (FantasyPros) Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports that 49ers DB D.J. Reed has sustained a torn pectoral. Analysis: Reed mostly played on special teams in 2019 but did mix in for a handful of defensive snaps here and there. He will likely be sidelined for two months with this injury, which puts his Week 1 status up in the air.1 day
30.Alex Okafor: Set to reprise starting role (RotoWire) Okafor (pectoral) is likely to serve as one of Kansas City's starting defensive ends again in 2020, Seth Keysor of The Athletic reports. Analysis: Okafor notched 22 tackles and five sacks last season in his inaugural year with the Chiefs. He played through multiple injuries which ultimately limited him to just 10 games. A healthy offseason could allow Okafor to rebound in the tackle department in 2020, though his five sacks were actually his highest mark since 2014.2 days
31.John Lovett: Could contribute in 2020 (RotoWire) Lovett (shoulder) will compete for a reserve spot in training camp, Tom Childs of Arrowhead Pride reports. Analysis: Lovett spent his entire rookie season on injured reserve due to a shoulder injury, but he could offer the Chiefs a mismatch in blocking schemes for 2020. The Princeton alum has a shot to carve out a reserve role at either fullback or tight end.2 days
32.Antonio Brown: 'there's a shot' Seahawks sign the free agent WR (FantasyPros) Mike Garofolo of the NFL Network is reporting that "there is a shot" the Seahawks sign free agent WR Antonio Brown. Analysis: Brown has been working out with Seahawks QB Russell Wilson and reportedly would "love to go to a Seattle." There have been many rumors of Brown's landing spots, but the Seahawks could kick the tires on him. "Many quarterbacks around the the league are enamored with the idea of throwing to Antonio Brown," said Garofolo. "The Seahawks' Russell Wilson is one of them." It remains to be ... (More)2 days
33.Seahawks | Tyler Lockett hard to handle inside (thehuddle) Seattle Seahawks WR Tyler Lockett accumulated 770 receiving yards out of the slot in 2019 - the fourth-highest total in the league - according to Pro Football Focus.2 days
34.Bengals | Life good in the slot for Tyler Boyd (thehuddle) Cincinnati Bengals WR Tyler Boyd finished with 776 receiving yards out of the slot in 2019 - the third-highest total in the league - according to Pro Football Focus.2 days
35.Buccaneers | Chris Godwin made the most of slot work (thehuddle) Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Chris Godwin accumulated 838 receiving yards out of the slot in 2019 - the second-highest total in the league behind Cooper Kupp (853) - according to Pro Football Focus.2 days
36.Jordan Elliott signs rookie contract with Browns (FantasyPros) The Browns signed their third-round pick DT Jordan Elliott to a four-year contract. Analysis: Elliott is a 22-year-old out of Missouri who should help bolster the interior of Cleveland's defensive line. He slimmed down entering last season, which helped with some pass rush moves. He was the 88th overall pick back in April.2 days
37.Chiefs | Tyrann Mathieu owns the slot (thehuddle) Kansas City Chiefs S Tyrann Mathieu allowed a passer rating of 70.0 in the slot in 2019 - the third-best mark of any player with at least 200 snaps inside - according to Pro Football Focus.2 days
38.Todd Gurley: Could prove to be steal for Atlanta (RotoWire) Gurley's one-year, $5.5 million contract with the Falcons should be considered "an absolute steal," per Jeff Kerr of CBSSports.com. Analysis: The former Georgia standout and 2017 AP Offensive Player of the Year returns to the Peach State on a "prove it" deal, as the Falcons exchange one veteran back for another, releasing Devonta Freeman for the 25-year-old Gurley. Despite having 5,404 rushing yards and 70 total touchdowns to his name in five professional campaigns, the prolific Gurley still finds himself with something to prove entering 2020. His production slipped substantially during 2019, as he dropped from a 4.9 yards-per-carry ... (More)2 days
39.49ers | K'Waun Williams locks up slot receivers (thehuddle) San Francisco 49ers CB K'Waun Williams allowed a passer rating of 69.3 in the slot in 2019 - the second-best mark of any player with at least 200 snaps inside - according to Pro Football Focus.2 days
40.Seahawks | Antonio Brown interested in Seattle (thehuddle) Free-agent WR Antonio Brown (Patriots) is interested in signing with the Seattle Seahawks, and it is believed that QB Russell Wilson would like the Seahawks to sign Brown. Analysis: Brown has been linked to a few teams this offseason but is still waiting to sign with a team. There is still a chance that he will be suspended at some point because of his off-field issues, so fantasy players can monitor the situation. He has been one of the top receivers in the NFL when he has been on the field and will have fantasy value if he plays in 2020. 2 days
41.Packers | Tyler Ervin has good chance to make roster (thehuddle) Green Bay Packers RB Tyler Ervin likely will make the final roster because of his value as a kick and punt returner, in the opinion of PackersWire's Zach Kruse. 2 days
42.Saints | Kiko Alonso on track for camp (thehuddle) New Orleans Saints LB Kiko Alonso (knee) is on track to be ready for the start of training camp, according to NewOrleans.Football's Nick Underhill. 2 days
43.Tavon Young: Declared healthy (RotoWire) Young (neck) is now healthy, Ryan Mink of the Ravens' official website reports. Analysis: The 2016 fourth-round pick signed a three-year, $25.8 million extension last offseason, expecting to serve as Baltimore's nickelback long term. He then suffered a season-ending neck injury during training camp, but he should be back for Week 1 of 2020 to guard the slot. Young's return should allow Marlon Humphrey to take the vast majority of his snaps outside, teaming up with Young and Marcus Peters to give Baltimore one of the top cornerback groups in the league. The team also retained Jimmy Smith, who has 83 career starts to his name but hasn'... (More)2 days
44.Chiefs | Patrick Mahomes made big throws in 2019 (thehuddle) Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes completed 15 passes of at least 40 yards during the 2019 season, which ranked second among quarterbacks. Analysis: Mahomes was one of the top quarterbacks in the NFL last season and will be one of the first quarterbacks selected in fantasy drafts this season. He is a must-start fantasy option no matter the opponent. 2 days
45.Cowboys | Dak Prescott hit several long passes (thehuddle) Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott completed 16 passes of at least 40 yards during the 2019 season, which led the league in the category. Analysis: Prescott is still waiting for a long-term contract but will be the starting quarterback for at least the 2020 season. He will have one of the top receiving corps to work with this upcoming season and should be considered a No. 1 quarterback in all fantasy leagues. 2 days
46.Tavon Young (neck) deemed 'ready to go' (FantasyPros) Ravens defensive coordinator Wink Martindale says CB Tavon Young (neck) is "ready to go." Analysis: "He says he's healthy. Tavon is ready to go, and if he tells me he's ready to go, I believe in him 100 percent" Martindale said. Young missed the entire 2019 season following neck surgery but should help boost Baltimore's secondary this year.2 days
47.Titans | A.J. Brown a big-play WR in 2019 (thehuddle) Tennessee Titans WR A.J. Brown recorded six receptions of at least 50 yards in 2019. No other receiver in the NFL had more than four receptions of at least 50 yards. Analysis: Brown earned the No. 1 receiver job last season and will be the focal point in the passing game for the Titans. He should be at least a No. 2 fantasy receiver in leagues and will be a weekly starting option.2 days
48.Anthony Johnson: Practice squad candidate (RotoWire) Johnson appears to be a strong candidate for the practice squad, Chris Adamski of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports. Analysis: Projected as a high draft pick after a productive career at the University of Buffalo, Johnson went undrafted in 2019. He signed as a free agent with the Buccaneers and spent most of his rookie season on the Chargers' practice squad. He has the tools to make Pittsburgh's practice squad -- if not the 53-man roster -- but questions linger as to why he was not drafted and has been cut twice.2 days
49.Deebo Samuel: Looking at 10-12 week timeline (RotoWire) Samuel (foot) suffered a "classic Jones fracture," which should put his recovery/rehab timeline around 10-to-12 weeks, Matt Barrows of The Athletic reports. Analysis: Initial reports suggested anything between eight and 16 weeks would be a reasonable expectation. This post-surgery update hints at a narrower window, though it's not something we can project with a high degree of confidence. Given the risk of future complications, the Niners could decide to hold Samuel out of games even if he technically gets medical clearance for Week 1. The 24-year-old wideout had surgery June 18, so he's already two weeks into the timeline estimate.2 days
50.Kendrick Bourne: Hoping for extension (RotoWire) Bourne and the 49ers have discussed a contract extension, Matt Barrows of The Athletic reports. Analysis: Bourne is signed to a second-round restricted free agent tender for 2020, scheduled to pay him $3.26 million. The 2017 UDFA has never been much of a fantasy asset, but he did solid work for the Niners as a No. 3 receiver the past two seasons, averaging 7.7 yards on 110 targets while primarily operating from the slot. Bourne could see an uptick in usage early this season if Deebo Samuel is slow to recover from June foot surgery.2 days
51.49ers | Extension coming for Raheem Mostert? (thehuddle) San Francisco 49ers RB Raheem Mostert has had contract extension talks with the 49ers this offseason, but it is not known how much progress they have made during the talks, according to The Athletic's Matt Barrows. Analysis: Mostert had a breakout season in 2019 and will continue to have a significant role in the offense this upcoming season. He has a chance to be at least a No. 3 running back in fantasy leagues and can be a flex option in most leagues. 2 days
52.Cam Newton: Gets only $550K guaranteed (RotoWire) Newton's one-year contract with the Patriots includes only $550,000 guaranteed, with a $1.05 million base salary, $700,000 in per-game roster bonuses and $5.75 million in incentives, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Analysis: The base value is essentially No. 3 QB money, while the max value is in high-end backup range. These contract details support recent reports suggesting Newton will need to earn the starting job, though he should have good odds in a competition with 2019 fourth-round pick Jarrett Stidham and 34-year-old journeyman Brian Hoyer. Newton was medically cleared in late March after struggling with foot and shoulder ... (More)2 days
53.Keke Coutee likely fighting for a roster spot come training camp (FantasyPros) According to Aaron Reiss of The Athletic, Texans WR Keke Coutee could be on the outside looking in as Houston solidifies it's 53-man roster. Analysis: The Texans only ran a total of two plays out of four and five-receiver sets last season. It's unlikely they'll begin doing so this season, and that leaves Coutee is the possible odd man out in Houston. Randall Cobb will operate in the slot, with Brandin Cooks and Will Fuller taking the outside positions. Kenny Stills should be utilized as well and moved throughout the formation. Coutee has shown flashes of talent in t... (More)2 days
54.Cam Newton only receiving $550K guaranteed, but could earn up to $7.5M (FantasyPros) Cam Newton's one-year deal with the Patriots will pay him a base salary of $1.05M, with just $550K guaranteed. Analysis: It's a low-risk, very high reward contract for New England, while a "prove-it" contract for Newton. He'll have the ability to earn up to $700K in per-game roster bonuses as well as an additional $5.75M in performance incentives, but the Patriots are only guaranteeing Newton $550K this season. If Newton can prove himself as a starting quarterback this season after battling foot and shoulder injuries the past couple years, he's likely to be in for a... (More)2 days
55.Ravens | Tavon Young ready (thehuddle) Baltimore Ravens DB Tavon Young (neck) is ready to go. 'He looks healthy on the computer,' defensive coordinator Don 'Wink' Martindale said last week, via the team's official website. 'He says he's healthy. He's ready to go. Tavon is ready to go, and if he tells me he's ready to go, I believe in him 100 percent. And he'll be ready to go, so I'm excited about that.' 2 days
56.Patriots | More on Cam Newton's deal (thehuddle) Updating previous reports, New England Patriots QB Cam Newton's deal guarantees him $550,000 with a $1.05 million base salary. He can earn $700,000 in per-game roster bonuses and another $5.75 million in incentives. He can earn a maximum of $7.5 million. Analysis: Newton signed a dream deal for the Patriots, and he can still be franchise tagged next year. He's in probably the best spot he could have landed in to rejuvenate his fantasy stock as well. He'll be an upper-to-midrange QB2 in fantasy with upside. 2 days
57.George Kittle extension could be worth $13 million annually? (FantasyPros) George Kittle's extension reportedly could be worth up to $13 million per season. Analysis: Kittle and the 49ers continue to work out a long-term deal and the contract would be worth around $13 million a year. This would be make him the highest paid TE in the NFL. It was reported that both sides were "far apart" on a contract extension. Kittle is entering the final year of his rookie deal and is looking to secure a long-term contract. The 26-year-old is surefire TE1 and is currently second among all tight ends in the latest expert consensus rankings.3 days
58.Trent Taylor to finish third on 49ers in receptions? (FantasyPros) Matt Barrow of The Athletic believes Trent Taylor is the favorite to finish third on the 49ers in receptions this season. Analysis: This would place him behind George Kittle and Deebo Samuel (if healthy). Taylor had a Jones fracture in his foot last season and wound up missing the entire year. San Francisco is reportedly expecting "big things" from the 26-year-old in 2020. The slot receiver has 69 career catches in 29 games.3 days
59.Deebo Samuel (foot) dealing with a 'classic' Jones fracture (FantasyPros) Matt Barrow of The Athletic reports Deebo Samuel (foot) is dealing with a "classic" Jones fracture. Analysis: Samuel was initially given a 12-16 week timetable to return but Barrow reports it could be more like 10-12 weeks. The sooner Samuel can get back, the better, as it would give him a chance to avoid the reserve/PUP list when the season begins. Fantasy players should continue to keep Samuel lowered in their rankings until his health situation becomes clearer.3 days
60.Le'Veon Bell 'training like a mad man' during the offseason (FantasyPros) RB Le'Veon Bell is "training like a mad man this offseason (evident by his Instagram stories) to get back to the guy he once was," per Connor Hughes of the Athletic. Analysis: Bell has been ramping up his training this offseason and looking to rebound after a career-worst 2019 campaign. The Jets are reportedly looking to deal Bell once the team is out of the playoff race. "The team trading for Bell is on the hook for however many games they get Bell for, not before they acquire him," Hughes added. "The only dead charge on Bell's contract is the $4 million left from ... (More)3 days
61.Kendrick Bourne and 49ers have had discussions on a contract extension (FantasyPros) Matt Barrows of The Athletic is reporting that the 49ers have had discussions with WR Kendrick Bourne regarding a contract extension. Analysis: Bourne signed his second-round tender with San Francisco to the tune of one-year, $3.259M earlier this offseason. He's been a consummate red zone target for Jimmy Garoppolo and the 49ers over the past two seasons, catching a TD pass every eight receptions. With Deebo Samuel set to miss some time due to a foot injury, Bourne by default becomes one of the leaders in the wide receiver room. He's already taken rookie WR Brandon ... (More)3 days
62.Demaryius Thomas still in talks with the Jets (FantasyPros) According to sources, the New York Jets are still in talks with free agent WR Demaryius Thomas. Analysis: The 32-year played 11 games for the Jets in 2019, catching 36 balls for 433 yards and one touchdown. Thomas hasn't had a truly productive season in the NFL since 2017, his second to last year with the Broncos, when he caught 83 passes for 949 yards and five touchdowns. He sits just 237 yards away from 10,000 yards in his career, and he could certainly hit that mark with one more season in the league. If he joins the Jets, he'd likely be the fourth-option in a rel... (More)3 days
63.Antonio Brown working out with Russell Wilson (FantasyPros) Antonio Brown posted a picture on his Instagram of him working out with Russell Wilson. Analysis: Brown included the caption, "Who would like to see this on Sundays?" The 31-year-old has been linked to Seattle in recent weeks and perhaps this is an indication that a deal could be in the works. Then again, we've already had countless rumors of Brown's potential landing spot this offseason, and so far none have come to fruition. The All-World receiver will likely be given handed a 4-8 week suspension if/when he signs, but he remains a worthwhile selection in the late r... (More)3 days
64.Duke Williams and Robert Foster not expected to make Bills' roster (FantasyPros) Bills' wide receivers Duke Williams and Robert Foster "are going to have a difficult time" making the team's roster. Analysis: The Bills acquired Stefon Diggs and selected wideouts Gabriel Davis and Isaiah Hodgins In the 2020 NFL draft. The Bills have John Brown, Cole Beasley, Davis, Hodgins and special teams standout Andre Roberts on the depth chart. With the Bills loaded at WR, it remains to be seen if Williams and Foster make the cut. Both wideouts will have a "difficult time making the team without any injuries." Williams and Foster should draw plenty of interes... (More)3 days
65.Bills | More chances for John Brown? (thehuddle) Buffalo Bills WR John Brown's production will be helped and not hurt by the addition of WR Stefon Diggs, according to QB Josh Allen. 'I think this is going to give him an opportunity to have more chances to catch the ball,' Allen said. 'Man-to-man, he's extremely tough to cover.' Analysis: While the addition of Diggs is going to cut into his targets, less attention from opposing defenses could mean more big-play opportunities for Brown. Still, he will likely drop from the WR2 ranks to more of a boom-or-bust WR3.3 days
66.Jordan Love: Gets guaranteed rookie deal (RotoWire) Love agreed Wednesday with the Packers on a fully guaranteed, four-year rookie contract, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports. Analysis: According to Garafolo, Love is the first 26th overall selection in the current version of the rookie contract system to receive a full guarantee, demonstrating the team's confidence in the Utah State product. A controversial pick by Green Bay due to the presence of veteran signal-caller Aaron Rodgers, Love no doubt will be relegated to clipboard duties for at least the next couple of seasons as he learns the ropes. In the long run, though, Love figures to be the successor to Rodgers. Love is coming ... (More)3 days
67.AJ Dillon: Inks rookie deal (RotoWire) Dillon announced Wednesday via his personal Twitter account that he signed his four-year rookie contract with the Packers. Analysis: The earliest running back picked by Green Bay since 2013 (Eddie Lacy, 61st overall), Dillon was a curious selection at No. 62 in this April's draft, considering the backfield already is populated by Aaron Jones and Jamaal Williams. The rookie out of Boston College may be viewed as a potential successor for Jones, who could become a free agent after the 2020 season and may be seeking a big payday after tying for the league lead with 19 touchdowns in 2019. Dillon himself brings a different dimension to th... (More)3 days
68.Dynasty | Aaron Jones under pressure (Dynasty League Football) Packers running back Aaron Jones was listed as one of the players most under pressure in 2020. Analysis: Jones will be a free agent in 2021 and the team has given every indication it plans to get younger at the skill positions on offense. Jones remains in the prime of his career and while he's best suited as a dynamic upside third-down back, he's also shown the ability to pound it between the tackles when needed, though that didn't stop the Packers from adding the the mammoth-size back A.J. Dillon in the second round of the 2020 ... (More)3 days
69.Dynasty | TY Hilton under pressure (Dynasty League Football) Colts receiver T.Y. Hilton was listed as one of the players most under pressure in 2020. Analysis: The diminutive (5'10/183) receiver continues to struggle with injury and, now 30, has been dropping quickly in DLF's receiver rankings (WR44). HIlton's ADP (89) remains at a career low as questions remain regarding the veterans ability to remain healthy and his role in the offense with new quarterback Philip Rivers under center. Hilton hasn't played a full season since 2017 and has only one campaign (2018) over 1,000 yards ove... (More)3 days
70.Dynasty | Jimmy Garoppolo under pressure (Dynasty League Football) 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo was listed as one of the players most under pressure in 2020. Analysis: DLF's QB19 is consistent but pedestrian. Is it the player or is it the offensive system? It's a fair question and Garoppolo did post a career best 3,979 yards, 27 touchdowns to only 13 interceptions in 2019, not bad for a primarily run-based offense. San Francisco has yet to assemble a consistent receiver corps. and 2020 looks to be another year of change as Emmanuel Sanders departed for New Orleans, 2019 rookie Deebo Samuel may m... (More)3 days
71.Dynasty | Leonard Fournette under pressure (Dynasty League Football) Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette was listed as one of the players most under pressure in 2020. Analysis: The Jaguars declined Fournette's fifth-year option and all indications are he will be in another uniform in 2021. He did rush for 1,152 yards last year while adding 76 receptions but only scored three touchdowns, ultimately leading to a drop to a career low ADP (40) in May of this year. DLF's RB18 has little competition for carries but won't factor in the passing game to the same level as 2019 following the team's s... (More)3 days
72.Jordan Love officially signs rookie contract with the Packers (FantasyPros) First-round draft choice QB Jordan Love out of Utah State has officially signed his rookie deal with the Green Bay Packers. Analysis: Love receives a fully guaranteed four-year, $12.4M contract with a signing bonus of approximately $6.6M. It's the first time under the current rookie contract system that the 26th overall pick received a fully guaranteed contract. There were mixed emotions from Packers players and fans alike when Green Bay used their first-round pick on a quarterback. Aaron Rodgers still has a lot left in the tank, and hasn't discussed any sort of ret... (More)3 days
73.Dynasty | J. Smith-Schuster under pressure (Dynasty League Football) Steelers receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster was listed as one of the players most under pressure in 2020 Analysis: Smith-Schuster hasn't shown the ability to be a WR1 since the departure of Antonio Brown but he's also suffered from both injury and quarterback issues during that time. 2020 is a new year, JSS is healthy and Ben Roethlisberger will be back under center, healthy himself. Add in the fact that Smith-Schuster is in a contract year and it's easy to place DLF's WR7 clearly on the hot-seat for 2020.3 days
74.Steelers | JuJu Smith-Schuster may be used in slot more (thehuddle) Pittsburgh Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster may be lined up in the slot more often this upcoming season because of the addition of WR Chase Claypool, in the opinion of ESPN.com's Brooke Pryor. Analysis: Smith-Schuster had a disappointing 2019 season because of injuries and playing with backup quarterbacks. He should have more success with Ben Roethlisberger healthy and would have better matchups if he lines up as a slot receiver. He has a chance to be a No. 2 receiver in fantasy leagues. 3 days
75.Shaquil Barrett will sign franchise tag if no long-term deal can be reached (FantasyPros) LB Shaquil Barrett said he'll sign his franchise tender with the Buccaneers if a long-term deal can't be reached. Analysis: Barrett said "he will most definitely be here" and plans on signing his franchise tender with the Buccaneers. Both sides have until July 15th to work out a long-term extension. Barrett was defensive force in 2019, he racked up 58 tackles, 19.5 sacks, one interception and six forced fumbles across 16 games. The 27-year-old is currently 31st among all linebackers in the latest expert consensus rankings.3 days
76.Chris Herndon: Likely regaining starting job (RotoWire) Herndon is projected to serve as the Jets' starting tight end, Sheil Kapadia of The Athletic reports. Analysis: Injuries and a suspension limited Herndon to one game and 18 snaps last year, while Ryan Griffin put up a 34-320-5 receiving line and signed a three-year extension before suffering a season-ending ankle injury. The two players may end up battling for playing time, but Herndon's youth and athleticism should give him the advantage if he doesn't fall flat on his face during training camp. The 24-year-old put up 502 yards as a rookie in 2018, despite averaging only 39.1 snaps per game. A three-down role in 2020 could lead to a ... (More)3 days
77.Devin Singletary could get more looks in the passing game? (FantasyPros) Joe Buscaglia of The Athletic writes that he believes Devin Singletary could become more involved in the passing game this year. Analysis: Singletary saw just 41 targets in his rookie season, turning them into 29 catches for 194 yards and two scores. Part of what makes it tough to project an increase in targets for the second-year back is that Josh Allen is so prone to take off scrambling when pressure ensues, whereas a more traditional pocket passer might be inclined to check down to his RB. It would ultimately be a surprise if Singletary saw work as a three-down b... (More)3 days
78.Chiefs | Mecole Hardman a deep threat last season (thehuddle) Kansas City Chiefs WR Mecole Hardman posted five touchdowns of at least 25 yards last season, which was tied for most in the NFL. Analysis: Hardman will not be a starter for the Chiefs this upcoming season but will see a solid amount of targets because of his big play ability. He is part of one of the top offenses in the NFL and could be a late round option in fantasy leagues. 3 days
79.Chris Jones: 'I won't play' without a long-term deal (FantasyPros) DL Chris Jones said "I won't play" if he and Chiefs can't agree on a long-term extension. Analysis: Jones received the franchise tag from the Chiefs and will look to work with the team towards a long-term deal. He is seeking around $20 million annually. "There has been no new traction at all" towards a new contract, and Jones "won't play" without it. Both sides have until July 15th to work out a deal. Jones has been a defensive force for the Chiefs, racking up 24.5 sacks the last two seasons. The 25-year-old is currently 16th among all DL in the latest expert cons... (More)3 days
80.Lions | Kenny Golladay made big plays in 2019 (thehuddle) Detroit Lions WR Kenny Golladay posted five touchdowns of at least 25 yards last season, which was tied for most in the NFL. Analysis: Golladay has taken over the No. 1 receiver job for the Lions and will be the focal point in the passing game. He should be a No. 1 or No. 2 receiver in fantasy leagues and will be a weekly starting option.3 days
81.Yannick Ngakoue still wants to be traded, unlikely to sign franchise tag (FantasyPros) Jaguars DE Yannick Ngakoue has no plans to sign his franchise tag by the July 15 deadline and still desires to be traded. Analysis: Sources tell ESPN's Jeremy Fowler that nothing has changed on the Ngakoue front from months ago, when he publicly announced his desire to be traded to another team. This is a situation worth monitoring as Ngakoue is one of the best pass-rushers in the league. He is likely to hold out for a deal rather than sign and play for the Jaguars under the franchise tag in 2020.3 days
82.A.J. Dillon officially signs rookie deal with the Packers (FantasyPros) Packers 2nd-round draft pick RB A.J. Dillon has officially signed his four-year rookie contract with Green Bay. Analysis: Dillon is likely to take a back seat to incumbent starter Aaron Jones in 2020, and instead will compete with Jamaal Williams for touches. With Jones in a contract season, Dillon looks to be next in line as the Packers starting RB in 2021, but this season should still be a lot of Aaron Jones. That being said, if you're going to draft Jones as your RB1 this season, it would behoove you to secure the Packers running game by also taking Dillon in the later rounds as a handcuff.3 days
83.Lions | DC likes depth at defensive tackle (thehuddle) Detroit Lions DTs Danny Shelton, Nick Williams, Da'Shawn Hand, John Atkins, Kevin Strong and Olive Sagapolu are joined by rookies John Penisini and Jashon Cornell at the interior of the Lions' defensive line in 2020. Defensive coordinator Cory Undlin likes the overall talent of the group. 'We have a really nice depth chart there at that position and we'll just kind of mix and match,' Undlin said. 'We'll watch (Shelton and Williams) work and find out where they're most comfortable, what the best combination is and then we'll settle on that once we get closer to the start of the season.'3 days
84.Cam Newton: Not promised anything (RotoWire) The Patriots haven't promised Newton a starting job, Jeff Howe of The Athletic reports. Analysis: Newton may not have gotten any guarantees, but he'll be the favorite to emerge from a competition with 2019 fourth-round pick Jarrett Stidham and 34-year-old journeyman Brian Hoyer. The 2015 NFL MVP signed a one-year contact worth up to $7.5 million, hoping to repair his value after shoulder and foot injuries contributed to 16 missed games and uneven performance the past two seasons. Newton probably won't have great pass-catching weapons in New England, but he has a couple reliable possession targets in James White and Julian Edelman, no... (More)3 days
85.Patriots | Cam Newton could be tagged for 2021 (thehuddle) New England Patriots QB Cam Newton could be hit with the franchise tag following the 2020 season, as there's no provision in his one-year contract preventing the Patriots from doing so, Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports was told.3 days
86.Ravens | Lamar Jackson focused on silencing critics (thehuddle) Baltimore Ravens QB Lamar Jackson has his mind set on winning a playoff game in an effort to silence remaining critics following his MVP 2019 campaign. 'I need to win a playoff game before anything because I'm tired of that already,' Jackson said. 'Once I get tired of something, I have to make it happen. So, that's my goal right now; focus on being a better player all around. Not just a (better) player, but teammate as well.'3 days
87.Patriots | Rival expects Pats to keep three QBs (thehuddle) An unnamed AFC East head coach told Dianna Russini of ESPN he expects the New England Patriots to keep three quarterbacks for the 2020 season and 'use Cam Newton perhaps as the wild card.' The coach said he doesn't expect Newton to start Week 1 in the offense and knows 'for a fact the Patriots love Jarrett Stidham.'3 days
88.Cam Newton not guaranteed Patriots starting QB job? (FantasyPros) Cam Newton reportedly is not guaranteed the Patriots' starting QB job, per Jeff Howe of Athletic. Analysis: Newton signed a one-year, $7.5 million contract with the Patriots on Sunday and is the heavy favorite to be New England's starting QB for the 2020 season. He will join Brian Hoyer and Jarrett Stidham on the QB depth chart. "Newton wasn't guaranteed the Patriots' starting job," per Howe. "The best quarterback in camp will take over Tom Brady's perch." It was also reported that Newton's signing had "nothing to do with Stidham's performance." As long he's healthy... (More)3 days
89.Broncos | Justin Simmons expected to stay (thehuddle) Denver Broncos FS Justin Simmons is expected to sign his franchise tender if a long-term deal isn't reached, in the opinion of beat writer Ryan O'Halloran. Analysis: Simmons was 10th in fantasy points among DBs last season, and he figures to be motivated for a new deal in 2020. Keep an eye on him as a low-end DB1 with some upside.3 days
90.NFL | Bill Cowher had virus (thehuddle) Legendary Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Bill Cowher said he and his wife tested positive for COVID-19 in April and have since recovered. 3 days
91.Leonard Williams unlikely to sign long-term extension prior to July 15 (FantasyPros) According to Giants insider Ralph Vacchiano, DE Leonard Williams is unlikely to receive a long-term extension prior to July 15. Analysis: In that case, Williams will play the 2020 season on the franchise tag, costing the Giants approximately $16.1M. If they were to work out a long-term deal they could surely spread out his cap hit, making it lower this year, but that's unlikely to happen according to Vacchiano. Williams is looking to be paid top dollar to the tune of $18-20M, but it doesn't seem like the Giants are willing to get to a number that high. And with the ... (More)4 days
92.Krishawn Hogan: In competition for roster spot (RotoWire) Hogan (hamstring) will compete for a roster spot as a depth wide receiver for the Saints in training camp, John Singler of The Lafayette Daily Advertiser reports. Analysis: It's not new territory for Hogan as he's appeared in only 10 games over the past three seasons and has spent much of his time on practice squads. The 25-year-old played 87 offensive snaps over eight games for New Orleans last season but went down with a hamstring injury in late December. Hogan's primary competition will included Austin Carr and Lil'Jordan Humphrey.4 days
93.Jabrill Peppers: Hopeful for breakout (RotoWire) Peppers (back) is healthy and looking to breakout in 2020, John Schmeelk of the Giants' official website reports. Analysis: Peppers appears to be fully recovered from a traverse process fracture in his back, which kept him out of the final five games of last season. Prior to the injury, he nearly set a career high in tackles (76) and pass breakups (five). The 24-year-old is entering his fourth season, and has already had his fifth-year option picked up for 20201.4 days
94.Garrett Griffin: Tough path to roster spot (RotoWire) Griffin (undisclosed) may have a tough time cracking the Saints' season-opening roster, Larry Holder of The Athletic reports. Analysis: Jared Cook remains the starter and Josh Hill hasn't missed a game since 2016, and New Orleans also added Adam Trautman in the third-round of April's draft. Griffin spent last season on injured reserve and hasn't seen game action since 2017.4 days
95.Marcus Davenport: Aiming for big 2020 (RotoWire) Defensive line coach Ryan Nielsen said Davenport (foot) is expected to make big strides entering his third season. Analysis: The 2018 first-round pick has been solid but not outstanding through his first two seasons, recording 53 total tackles, 10.5 sacks and four forced fumbles in 26 games. Davenport underwent foot surgery in mid-December after suffering a Lisfranc injury, but there's been no apparent setbacks in his rehab program.4 days
96.Giants | Market still cold on Markus Golden (thehuddle) Unrestricted free-agent LB Markus Golden (Giants) has until July 22 - or the first day of NFL training camp, whichever is later - to find a new team or else his only option will be to sign a one-year, $4.125 million deal - the amount of the unrestricted free-agent tender the New York Giants placed on him on May 5 - with the Giants. According to SNY's Ralph Vacchiano, such a scenario appears likely as there has been 'no indication' other teams are pursuing him.4 days
97.Austin Carr: Competing for roster spot (RotoWire) Carr (ankle) will be competing for a roster spot as a depth wideout in training camp, Larry Holder of The Athletic reports. Analysis: The 26-year-old caught one pass for nine yards in six games last season, and he went down with an ankle injury in November and subsequently required surgery. Carr has appeared in 21 games with New Orleans over the past three seasons, and he'll be in competition with Krishawn Logan, Lil'Jordan Humphrey and Emmanuel Butler, among others, to round out the team's receiving corps in 2020.4 days
98.Dolphins | Davon Godchaux quick to the ball (thehuddle) Miami Dolphins DL Davon Godchaux registered 33 of his career-high 75 tackles within two yards of the line of scrimmage in 2019 - the most such stops by an interior defender last season.4 days
99.Jadeveon Clowney still expects to sign before the season starts (FantasyPros) Free agent DE Jadeveon Clowney told Josina Anderson on Tuesday that he hasn't narrowed down his final list of teams, but that he expects to sign by the start of the season. Analysis: Also according to Anderson, Clowney still believes the market is intact for his services as one of the league's top pass-rushers. He was rumored to be seeking $18-20M in free agency, but he has yet to sign and the clock is ticking on getting a deal done prior to training camp opening up at the end of July. Teams that have reportedly shown interest in the All-Pro so far have been Clevela... (More)4 days
100.Browns | Odell Beckham Jr. stresses commitment to Cleveland (thehuddle) Cleveland Browns WR Odell Beckham Jr. stressed on Twitter Monday, June 29, he's committed to playing for the Browns for at least the upcoming 2020 season. 'U can find me in The LAND homie! We got unfinished business,' Beckham wrote in a reply to Los Angeles Dodgers P Alex Wood who wrote '@obj to the Patriots before the season is done. BANK IT!'4 days

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